First up is a Golden Acorn space saver- full disclosure: I don't collect this pattern, and I really don't even like it (what's with the screen-printed look to the design? So un-Pyrex-like!) But the price was right ($1) and I thought I might be able to resell it in my booth. (Apologies to those of you that do like it; I just don't really go for the gold leaf stuff.)
I'm trying really hard to just stick to patterns that I collect and promotionals, but sometimes finding a good deal gets the best of me. (I am feeling pretty good about myself today, though, since I just passed up a set of Verde casseroles minus the lids at Sally Ann. That was hard to do.)
Then I found this Constellation divided dish yesterday for $3. It's a 1959 promo piece and I do like the atomic starbursts. Not sure if I will keep it though- I have two divided dishes already and they don't stack well for display (always a plus in my book!) It was pretty dirty, but I thought I'd take a chance on seeing if it would clean up.
And after spending a some serious time with Mr. Clean and his magic eraser, I still haven't quite gotten a rust stain off the outer side. I'm beginning to think this one will stay around for a while! My shoulders are actually sore from all the magic eraser-ing...maybe time for something a little stronger. Any advice? The rust mark is right on top of the design, so I can't really do anything too abrasive.